2015 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Makes 450 HP

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by Luke Vandezande

Cadillac’s upcoming answer to the BMW M4 will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter 3.6-liter V6 with 450 hp.

GM’s luxury brand set out to decimate the BMW M3 and M4 and its first swing comes in coupe form with the aforementioned horsepower, 445 lb-ft of torque and the choice between either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic ostensibly cribbed from the Corvette.

The news comes from an article in the upcoming print edition of Road & Track, which also says the new ATS-V Coupe weighs roughly 3,600 lbs. That puts in on par pound-for-pound with the M4, but with an extra 25 hp and 39 lb-ft of torque to play with.

A stiffer suspension than what you would find in the normal ATS Coupe is also included along with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Optionally, there is also a performance package that adds aerodynamic pieces to the body that generate 100 lbs of downforce at 150 MPH.

The official debut will take place in the evening on Tuesday, November 18, ahead of the first press preview day at the L.A. Auto Show.

GALLERY: 2015 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

GALLERY: 2015 Cadillac ATS-V Spy Photos

[Source: Jalopnik]

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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Nov 11, 2014

    This car is going to be bad ass for sure. Can't wait to read more about it in the press release and see live shots.

  • Mike12 Mike12 on Nov 12, 2014

    It's awesome, it looks great, up to date with styling question and going after the Germans. I get it but it's gonna be priced in the $50-$70,000 I'm guessing and that's going to hurt it. Look at the Chevy ss, local dealer here can't even get one off the lot. Not sure the market is going to support this Caddy, the younger generation is gonna stick with the bmw because of the status symbol it creates. Just my .02 cents